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1963 Volkswagen BeetleReview
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This Is The Car I Want To Drive Indefinitely. I Love It. — I just love driving this car. Years ago (1960's) I had three of them (various years). About 7 tears ago I found a 1963 which was restored mechanically but otherwise was a real survivor. It was a one-owner with about every receipt for any work that had ever been done on it. Even though it is now 50 years old, I can drive it anywhere and with no worries. Since it's air-cooled I never have to worry about leaks in the cooling system or possible freezing in the winter. I love the sounds of a classic VW. When I drive it (I use it for long road trips when it's just me going) I just feel happy, as if it's at least 30 years ago. It's easy to park, gets great gas mileage, and starts conversations with everyone who has ever driven or wanted to own one.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Air cooled for simplicity.  Great gas mileage.  Absolutely no problem finding parts as there's a lot of interest in these old cars.

Cons: It has about 40 horsepower so you have to anticipate uphill stretches and build up speed accordingly before you get there.  Slow vehicle turnouts were built with these cars in mind.  Defrosters consist of an absorbent cloth in the winter.

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1963 Volkswagen BeetleReview
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Best Car Ever. — 1963 VW Bug. Adjustable Beam and Spring plates, BRM Wheels, L380 Turquoise, TMI Tan and sand Vinyl and tweed Interior, Stereo and subs installed, 1776 Waiting to go in. Cheap to work on and relatively easy. It is a Blast to drive.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

Pros: Head Turner

Cons: Nothing Sucks.

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1963 Volkswagen BeetleReview
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If I Could Di It All Over Again — I Loved My 63 Bug, she was quick and styled. 1776 eng. with dual 40mm Weber Carbs, Chromed Porcshe Wheels, Quick shifter and a roller pedal. Honda Prelude seats, and sitting at just the right stance. Best Car Ever Owned

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

Pros: Best Car I've ever owned

Cons: Selling her

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1963 Volkswagen BeetleReview
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Vw Bug — This was a semi-automatic and was interesting to drive. You skipped 1st gear altogether if you wanted to move and just go into 2nd gear. You would just look at it and it would get a dent! Eng always needed work. But it was a free ride when I needed.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Free ride

Cons: Dents just by looking at it.

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1963 Volkswagen BeetleReview
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Simple Easy To Repair — Performance - acceleration, braking, handling- good power but drum brakes were not tht powerful Build Quality - has it needed repairs-no squeaks/rattles -no Appearance - both interior and exterior styling classic orignal seats and interior Cost of Ownership - gas mileage-10/12 , maintenance quite a bit Fun Factor - is this car fun to drive-good power

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: fun to drive clean turns at high speeds and never turtle

Cons: no reasons its good but the older ones did nt have air conditioners

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1963 Volkswagen BeetleReview
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In Process Of Being Restored — currently being completely stripped out and restored from ground up. some rusted out areas that i dont really like, but hey, you gotta take the good with the bad.

Pros: "ragtop" sliding sunroof.  original 40 horse motor and transmission.

Cons: in dire need of complete restoration.  

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1963 Volkswagen BeetleReview
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Lovely Car, Fun To Drive! — Beetle is a very good car! Air cooling system easy to handle! Love it & Fun!

Pros: Air cooling system

Cons: None

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